petey swartzFEBRUARY 6, 2013

DFT presents Arizona premiere of “Wrong Window” running Feb. 14 – March 3

CAVE CREEK – Desert Foothills Theater (DFT), a program of the Foothills Community Foundation, presents the Arizona Premiere of “Wrong Window,” a suspenseful and funny play running Thurs., Feb. 14 through Sun., March 3.

FEBRUARY 6, 2013

Cave Creek Museum hosts ‘Authors’ Month’ and ‘You’re Invited to a Party’ Children’s Program in February

CAVE CREEK – Cave Creek Museum is also hosting a special “You’re Invited to a Party” children’s program from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sun., Feb. 10. The free, family-friendly Valentine’s Day-themed event for kids and adults will feature historic Valentine’s Day cards and include crafts and games geared towards the holiday and Arizona’s birthday, which also falls on Feb. 14.

FEBRUARY 6, 2013

Learn about flood hazards and how to prevent them at Flood Talk 101

Learn if your property is in a floodplain and about the different types of flood hazards and solutions at a trio of upcoming meetings. The Flood Control District of Maricopa County, in conjunction with the cities of Scottsdale and Phoenix, is hosting Flood Talk 101. The agencies will present important information on why and where flooding occurs, how flooding hazards are identified and how the district manages flood risk. Three meeting times are available:

FEBRUARY 6, 2013

The Rise of Phoenix: Prehistory to Frontier

Two noted valley experts will present a comprehensive history of the Phoenix area during a free lecture to be held on Feb. 13, 2013, 7 p.m. at the Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek.

FEBRUARY 6, 2013

Harold’s Mardi Gras Party Set for Tues., Feb. 12

buffetCAVE CREEK – Harold’s Cave Creek Corral is inviting the public to its 4th Annual Mardi Gras Party from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 12. The festive party features an authentic Mardi Gras buffet, drink specials and live music by the 52nd Street Jazz Band and EastonAshe. Admission is free, but reservations are requested for the $14.99 authentic New Orleans-style buffet, featuring Crawfish, Oysters, Jambalaya, Chicken Gumbo, Andouille Sausage, Dirty Rice, Shrimp Etouffee and more.

FEBRUARY 6, 2013

Scottsdale Civil War Round Table

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month (except June, July, August & December) at the Civic Center Library (Auditorium), 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale @ 6:40 PM.  Speakers are comprised of well known Civil War experts from around the country.  Everyone is welcome.  No admission charge. 

FEBRUARY 6, 2013

Deadline to apply for elk, pronghorn hunts is Feb. 12

Hunters who wish to apply for a 2013 elk or pronghorn antelope hunt permit-tag issued through the drawing process are reminded that applications must be received by the department by Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, by 7 p.m. (MST).

FEBRUARY 6, 2013

Paradise Republican Women’s Club
February 2013 General Meeting

General Meeting            Saturday, February 16, 2013 
Time                 10:30 Social, 11:00 Business Meeting, 11:15 Program, 12:00 Luncheon
Location            Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale, AZ   85258
Program            Congressman David Schweikert
                        Special Guest: Reverend Clyde Bowen

Cost              $28.00
RSVP            PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY: Friday, February 8. 
Checks payable to PRWC with menu choice to:

Paradise Republican Women’s Club
19425 N. 36th Way
Phoenix, AZ 85050

Questions?  Contact Linda Brickman
(602)330-9422 or

FEBRUARY 6, 2013

Scottsdale’s General Plan 2014 process kicks off with Visioning Town Hall

Scottsdale’s General Plan 2014 process will soon take shape when 100 stakeholders gather to craft a community vision statement.

These citizens will meet for the Visioning Scottsdale Town Hall during three half-day sessions on Feb. 6, 7 and 11.

The City Council approved a contract in December with the nonprofit Arizona Town Hall organization to put together the Visioning Scottsdale Town Hall. In addition to facilitating conversation, the organization administered the application process to ensure that a broad, cross-section of the community was selected to participate. Approximately 300 people applied to participate in the Town Hall.

“Participants were selected through a process focused on ensuring that a broad range of different stakeholders were represented with a specific focus on geographical balance,” said Tara Jackson, Arizona Town Hall president.

The 100 selected participants represent a variety of backgrounds. About 20 percent are retired, 58 percent are between ages 41 to 65, and one participant is over age 90. The participants are also equally divided among different geographic areas of Scottsdale — north, central and south.

Crafting a draft vision statement through the Town Hall process is just the starting point. There will be significant opportunities for widespread citizen involvement as the General Plan process moves forward, culminating in a possible public vote in November 2014.

One such opportunity will be at a Feb. 21 communitywide meeting where citizens can react to and comment on the draft vision statement. The open house will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Mountain View Community Center, 8625 E. Mountain View Road in Scottsdale.

To learn more about Scottsdale’s General Plan 2014 process, visit:

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